For thoses of you who dont noe judaism is that religion of jewish people, thay calebtare hunukkah. I had a jewish friend in grade school and I have a jewish friend now (not the same guy) I took interest in the religion and I want to noe if because this was like one of the first religons do jewish people go to heaven like christians do?
If torikeene's question is directed to me, then numerous sources. The Book of Enoch(contains more info on nephilim) was expunged from the old testament at the Council of Nicea, I believe, Gnostic books as well, you can find gnostic books(new testament gospels mostly) by searching Nag Hammadi Library. The books of Urantia (written recently) contain the etymology and history of Yahweh and a lot of other interesting stuff. Research the Annunaki, Enki, Enlil, Tuatha de Danaan( Dana's Men), Zarathrustra.
Keep an open mind. It's not my intention to pull anyone away from whatever faith they have. I have formed an opinion based on what I perceive Jesus called on his followers to abide by. I have no qualms questioning God. I know that I can only know God through questioning my interpretation of him--I'm not suggesting I have the audacity to challenge the essence of love and truth. You can see by my other posts that I definitely do not live as close to Christ as a follower should, but that is what draws me to him, his acknowledgement of my humanity with all the fleas that come with it. Bear in mind, researching these things you will find adherents to all sorts of religions and beliefs. Hope you can sort through all of them without losing grip on your core values. Once you start researching these you will find a plethora of avenues to travel.
Judaism is an offshoot of the precursor monotheistic religions of Persia, Asia minor, namely Zoroastrianism and other polytheistic religions. Yawheh/Jehovah/Jove seems to be the desert peoples version of Zeus/Jupiter/Jove inasmuch as he was originally considered the chief god, not the only God. Parallels are also found within the Genesis stories. Gilgamesh=Noah, Adam=Atum Ra, Nephilim=Semi deitys such as Heracles/Thor. Judaism isn't really the foundation of Christianity, but moreso it's harbinger into the Middle East. In my opinion Ahura Mazda is the deity that best precedes Christ, not the vengeful Yahweh. The fact that Judaism was veered into a monotheistic religion following their liberation from Babylon by a Zoroastrian suggests that Christianity's roots run deeper than apostate Jews.
Funny when you say " do Jews go to heaven like Christians do?" I know you dont say it in a bad way but still Im offended. Judaism is one of the oldest religions founded by Abraham..some people may ask why not Noah? since he was first than Abraham but to not make this too long Noah just didn't have the requirements that consider someone a Jew. Yes Christianity came from Judaism not when Yeshua or Jesus came but after..when he died the ones that believed in him and followed him didn't "oh now we are Christians!"NO. they were still Jews just that they were Messianic Jews. Christianity came along later in Rome I think thats why Christian celebrate pagan holidays like Christmas and Easter
Judaism is actually where the foundation of the Christian religion is built. They have a wonderful history, documented not only in a book, but in stone. They are God's Chosen people. Christians are just their adoptive brother's and sisters if you will. Can you imagine living thousands of years ago during the exodus from Egypt, of when David was the king in Israel? They have a beautiful culture and history. Some of the stories are almost impossible to believe, if it were not for the fact that mant have been proven by archaologists and scientists in our own time.
Didn't you read a single word I wrote...Gosh, it's like I'm teaching advanced chemistry to Helen Keller here. People... we can do better than this...I believe in you...you just have to throw me a bone every once in a while and let me know someone's home inside those Nickelodeon noggins besides Degrassi.
No offense intended Silverwings
The last thing I would want is to challenge someones faith when it gives them inner strength. Just food for thought for people on the outside looking in, like myself.
miscegenymiser - It is not possible for Christianities roots to run deeper than Jewish roots. Christianity did not begin until Christ came.
The Jewish religion is the topic of the whole Old Testament.
I would love it if you could give me your sources, I'm never entirely sure where to look for that info.
look up aish.com it is a jewish web site and answers a lot of questions, but gives a lot more.
...Napoleon is a short dead dude.